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Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

Tags: Either, God  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

Tags: Maturity, Youth  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.

Tags: Painful, Young  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.

Tags: Real, Worst  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.

Tags: Evil, Society  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.

Tags: Someone, Tell  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt In solitude, where we are least alone.

Tags: Alone, Feeling  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased; but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me.

Tags: Soul, Thoughts  ✍ Author: John Nelson Darby

I love hotels for their solitude and comfort, but I believe a seedy one can have as much promise as a plush one.

Tags: Love, Promise  ✍ Author: Freema Agyeman

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.

Tags: Child, Himself  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.

Tags: Inspired, Society  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest.

Tags: Night, Society  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.

Tags: Friend, Sweet  ✍ Author: William Jay

Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it.

Tags: Mind, Taken  ✍ Author: Robinson Jeffers

Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not.

Tags: Loneliness, Pleasant  ✍ Author: Anna Neagle

But the delights of solitude don't only consist of dreaming. Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning.

Tags: Dreaming, Next  ✍ Author: Anna Neagle

When you acknowledge the integrity of your solitude, and settle into its mystery, your relationships with others take on a new warmth, adventure and wonder.

Tags: Integrity, Others  ✍ Author: John O\'Donohue

A lot of directors prefer the solitude of the editing process, but I revel in the craziness of what a film set is.

Tags: Film, Process  ✍ Author: Alan Parker

From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and starts a diary that is lethal to the inert. The dark landscape yields a dialogue.

Tags: Dark, Night  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo
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We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon, to the most bitter solitude.

Tags: Bitter, Hope  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.

Tags: Between, Hold  ✍ Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

God is absence. God is the solitude of man.

Tags: Absence, God  ✍ Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.

Tags: Great, Men  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.

Tags: Perfect, Quiet  ✍ Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

I really do work in solitude.

Tags: Work  ✍ Author: Donna Tartt

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Tags: Alone, Love  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Tags: Friendship, Society  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Tags: Companion, Found  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.

Tags: Finding, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Miguel de Unamuno

Since the time of St. Jerome, it was mandatory for any kind of scholar or thinker to spend time out in the desert in solitude. It's no coincidence that the desert has been a major part of the visionary or mystical experience from the beginning of time.

Tags: Experience, Time  ✍ Author: Bill Viola

In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death.

Tags: Death, Life  ✍ Author: Alfred Russel Wallace

I owe my solitude to other people.

Tags: Owe  ✍ Author: Alan Watts

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.

Tags: Kinds, Love  ✍ Author: Louis Aragon

I like silence; I'm a gregarious loner and without the solitude, I lose my gregariousness.

Tags: Lose, Silence  ✍ Author: Karen Armstrong

First and foremost, the monk should own nothing in this world, but he should have as his possessions solitude of the body, modesty of bearing, a modulated tone of voice, and a well-ordered manner of speech. He should be without anxiety as to his food and drink, and should eat in silence.

Tags: Food, Silence  ✍ Author: Count Basie

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.

Tags: Music, Once  ✍ Author: Robert Browning

I like peace and solitude and silence.

Tags: Peace, Silence  ✍ Author: Carla Bruni

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.

Tags: Great, Misfortune  ✍ Author: John Bruton

Solitude is the place of purification.

Tags: Place  ✍ Author: Martin Buber

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.

Tags: Focus, Reading  ✍ Author: Augusten Burroughs

What I need to write well is a combination of heat, light and solitude.

Tags: Light, Write  ✍ Author: A. S. Byatt

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.

Tags: Shows, Society  ✍ Author: Robert Cecil

I was thinking, too, of Superman and his fortress of solitude.

Tags: Superman, Thinking  ✍ Author: Michael Chabon

I don't mind solitude. I love talking to other people, but I do need my space.

Tags: Love, Mind  ✍ Author: Iris Chang

Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me.

Tags: Mountain, Rock  ✍ Author: Bradley Chicho

Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.

Tags: Keep, Support  ✍ Author: Toni Collette

A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.

Tags: Great, Seldom  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

People who abhor solitude may abhor company almost as much.

Tags: Almost, May  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.

Tags: Face, Place  ✍ Author: William Cowper

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.

Tags: Genius, School  ✍ Author: Edward Gibbon

The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.

Tags: Burden, Love  ✍ Author: Allen Ginsberg

Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.

Tags: Chatter, Silence  ✍ Author: Marilu Henner

Solitude is independence.

 ✍ Author: Hermann Hesse

My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say, that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession, the only questions I ask myself are, What is right? What is just? What is for the public good?

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Joseph Howe

Solitude is un-American.

 ✍ Author: Erica Jong

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.

Tags: Soul, Thoughtful  ✍ Author: Mohammad Khatami

I didn't choose solitude.

Tags: Choose  ✍ Author: Klaus Kinski

I've always been drawn to solitude, felt a kind of luxurious relief in its self-generated pace and rhythms.

Tags: Felt, Relief  ✍ Author: Caroline Knapp

Solitude is a breeding ground for idiosyncrasy, and I relish that about it, the way it liberates whim.

Tags: Breeding, Ground  ✍ Author: Caroline Knapp

With Jackson there was quiet solitude. Just to sit and look at the landscape. An inner quietness. After dinner, to sit on the back porch and look at the light. No need for talking. For any kind of communication.

Tags: After, Light  ✍ Author: Lee Krasner

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.

Tags: Avoid, Ideal  ✍ Author: Karl Kraus

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Tags: Beauty, Poetry  ✍ Author: Thomas Mann

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.

Tags: Soul, Twenty  ✍ Author: Moliere

Solitude begets whimsies.

Tags: Begets  ✍ Author: Mary Wortley Montagu

Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.

Tags: Communication, Success  ✍ Author: Eugenio Montale

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.

Tags: Empty, Sun  ✍ Author: Jeanne Moreau

Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude.

Tags: Humor, Jokes  ✍ Author: Frank Muir

The conductor's stand is not a continent of power, but rather an island of solitude.

Tags: Power, Rather  ✍ Author: Riccardo Muti

I guess part of the hit-man appeal is the solitude. Everybody is lured to the idea of the solitary life.

Tags: Idea, Life  ✍ Author: Bill Nighy

Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost.

Tags: Lost, Small  ✍ Author: Kevin Patterson

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.

Tags: Isolation  ✍ Author: Brandon Routh

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.

Tags: Power, Writer  ✍ Author: Salman Rushdie

But I think there's something wonderful and extraordinary about climbing on your own and just that kind of relationship to the environment. I'm very addicted to the mountains. You know, so, I do like that solitude.

Tags: Mountains, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Andy Serkis

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.

Tags: Darkness, Sweet  ✍ Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.

Tags: Between, Loneliness  ✍ Author: Maggie Smith

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.

Tags: Great, Virtues  ✍ Author: Sydney Smith

To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing Solitude.

Tags: Others, Pleasing  ✍ Author: Peter Steele

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

Tags: Character, Except  ✍ Author: Stendhal

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

Tags: Mind, Strength  ✍ Author: Laurence Sterne

He who lives in solitude may make his own laws.

Tags: Lives, May  ✍ Author: Ryan Sypek

I like the idea of isolation, I like the idea of solitude. You can be connected and have a phone and still be lonely.

Tags: Idea, Lonely  ✍ Author: Paul Theroux

Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.

Tags: Beauty, Strange  ✍ Author: Julia Gardiner Tyler

Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.

Tags: Alone, Despair  ✍ Author: Elie Wiesel

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